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Best Places to Work in Vermont 2018

Legal Coordinator

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, is recruiting for a Legal Coordinator. Recently named one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont,” VHFA is committed to advancing racial and social equity through its role financing and promoting affordable, decent housing for low- and moderate-income Vermonters .  VHFA is looking for an individual who will help us to maintain our great reputation and advance our mission, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and work well both independently and as a team player.

As part of the Legal Division, the Legal Coordinator will assist the General Counsel in providing legal advice and performing legal functions for the Agency, including oversight of corporate records management, program and procedure compilation, and the closing of multifamily mortgage loans and Agency bond issuances.  The position coordinates meetings of the VHFA Board and maintains records of its actions.  Common interactions include Agency staff, external advisers, and third parties.  The Legal Coordinator accepts assignments for the Legal Department and implements appropriate plans of action under the supervision of the General Counsel.  They are also responsible for ensuring optimal utilization of the Agency’s Hot Docs, ShareFile and Document Center systems.

Candidates must have a minimum of an associate degree and three years’ experience with commercial real estate and/or financing closings or equivalent experience.  Comprehensive knowledge of loan documentation and the closing process for affordable multifamily housing transactions is desirable, as is experience with Hot Docs software.  Proficiency in Office 365 products (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required.

In addition, candidates must demonstrate excellent organizational and analytical skills, high attention to detail, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must possess the ability to work with a wide range of individuals internal and external to the Agency in a coordinated capacity and manage multiple and changing priorities while meeting deadlines.

The salary range for this position is $22.00 to $26.00/hour with an excellent benefits package.  A detailed job description and a benefits overview can be found in the Careers section of VHFA.org. To apply, send cover letter (required; otherwise your application will not be considered), resume, and references to the Human Resources Department at HR@vhfa.org.  Please consider including in your cover letter a description of how your unique background and experiences would contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of VHFA. Position will be open until filled.

VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Staff Accountant

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, is recruiting for a Staff Accountant. Recently named one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont,” VHFA is committed to advancing racial and social equity through its role financing and promoting affordable, decent housing for low- and moderate-income Vermonters .  VHFA is looking for an individual who will help us to maintain our great reputation and advance our mission, demonstrate a strong work ethic, and work well both independently and as a team player.

The Staff Accountant is responsible for the Agency's accounts payable and daily cash receipts functions and participates in quarterly closing activities.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  review, classification, and input of vendor invoices; generating cash disbursements using an automated accounts payable system; reconciliation, recording and transmitting the Agency’s daily cash receipts for deposit;  annual preparation of 1099/1098s; REO/Foreclosure check processing and loan loss claims; create, maintain and update various worksheets, detail schedules and trial balances in support of the monthly, quarterly, and annual closing processes.  A more detailed list of the job duties of this position can be found in the job description which is available in the Careers section of VHFA.org.

Formal coursework or a degree in business or accounting and one year of experience with an accounts payable and general ledger software systems is highly preferred.  Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Excel, and Word) and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Organization, attention to detail, and high level of accuracy are required, as is the ability to work well independently and as a team member, and manage multiple priorities.

The salary range for this position is $22.00 to $26.00/hour with an excellent benefits package.  A detailed job description and a benefits overview can be found in the Careers section of VHFA.org. To apply, send cover letter (required; otherwise your application will not be considered), resume, and references to the Human Resources Department at HR@vhfa.org.  Please consider including in your cover letter a description of how your unique background and experiences would contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of VHFA. Position will be open until filled.

VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Mortgage Assistance Servicer Confirmation Specialist

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, is recruiting for a Mortgage Assistance Application Specialist and Mortgage Assistance Servicer Confirmation Specialist. These are full time but temporary positions, created to support VHFA’s Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP). Funding for this program is secure through December 2024, at which point these positions will end.

Recently named one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont,” VHFA is committed to advancing racial and social equity through its role financing and promoting affordable, decent housing for low- and moderate-income Vermonters. VHFA is looking for two individuals with strong communication skills who will support VHFA’s MAP, maintain our great reputation, and advance our mission.

The focus of the Mortgage Assistance Application Specialist position is to receive and enter applications for mortgage assistance benefits under the Agency’s MAP and follow up with Applicants to obtain information and confirm eligibility. The position will work with non-profit partners and any other partners involved in guiding Applicants for MAP and act as a resource for public requests for information. 

The focus of the Mortgage Assistance Servicer Confirmation Specialist position is to confirm and arrange for payment to mortgage loan servicers for missed mortgage payments to the extent eligible under the Agency’s MAP. This position acts as the Agency contact for Applicants once their applications have received initial review by the Mortgage Assistance Application Specialist. The position works primarily with mortgage loan servicers and customers, but also with non-profit partners and any other partners involved in guiding applicants through the MAP process. This position acts as a resource for public requests for information.

Specific responsibilities of each position are listed in job descriptions which are available in the Careers section of VHFA.org.

For both positions, experience in mortgage processing and/or servicing is desirable. Formal coursework or degrees in a related field is highly preferred, as is demonstrated success in providing direct customer service and the ability to record data accurately and with close attention to detail. Familiarity with State Housing Finance ownership programs and local non-profits is desirable but not required. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Experience promoting a culture which values these qualities is desirable, as is the willingness to speak up in the face of injustice.

Candidates must also demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills, possess exceptional customer service and people skills, be able to work in a team environment, be able to balance multiple priorities, and be proficient in Microsoft Office products – Excel, Word and Outlook. Discretion and confidentiality is required, as is the sensitive handling of personally identifiable information.

The salary range for these positions is $16.59/hour-$22.69/hour with an excellent benefits package. For a detailed job description and benefits overview, please see the Careers section of VHFA.org. To apply, send cover letter (required; otherwise your application will not be considered; indicate which position is desired or both if applicable), resume, and references to the Human Resources Department at HR@vhfa.org. Please consider including in your cover letter a description of how your unique background and experiences would contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of VHFA. Position will be open until filled.

VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Mortgage Assistance Application Specialist

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, is recruiting for a Mortgage Assistance Application Specialist and Mortgage Assistance Servicer Confirmation Specialist. These are full time but temporary positions, created to support VHFA’s Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP). Funding for this program is secure through December 2024, at which point these positions will end.

Recently named one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont,” VHFA is committed to advancing racial and social equity through its role financing and promoting affordable, decent housing for low- and moderate-income Vermonters. VHFA is looking for two individuals with strong communication skills who will support VHFA’s MAP, maintain our great reputation, and advance our mission.

The focus of the Mortgage Assistance Application Specialist position is to receive and enter applications for mortgage assistance benefits under the Agency’s MAP and follow up with Applicants to obtain information and confirm eligibility. The position will work with non-profit partners and any other partners involved in guiding Applicants for MAP and act as a resource for public requests for information. 

The focus of the Mortgage Assistance Servicer Confirmation Specialist position is to confirm and arrange for payment to mortgage loan servicers for missed mortgage payments to the extent eligible under the Agency’s MAP. This position acts as the Agency contact for Applicants once their applications have received initial review by the Mortgage Assistance Application Specialist. The position works primarily with mortgage loan servicers and customers, but also with non-profit partners and any other partners involved in guiding applicants through the MAP process. This position acts as a resource for public requests for information.

Specific responsibilities of each position are listed in job descriptions which are available in the Careers section of VHFA.org.

For both positions, experience in mortgage processing and/or servicing is desirable. Formal coursework or degrees in a related field is highly preferred, as is demonstrated success in providing direct customer service and the ability to record data accurately and with close attention to detail. Familiarity with State Housing Finance ownership programs and local non-profits is desirable but not required. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate their commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Experience promoting a culture which values these qualities is desirable, as is the willingness to speak up in the face of injustice.

Candidates must also demonstrate outstanding verbal and written communication skills, possess exceptional customer service and people skills, be able to work in a team environment, be able to balance multiple priorities, and be proficient in Microsoft Office products – Excel, Word and Outlook. Discretion and confidentiality is required, as is the sensitive handling of personally identifiable information.

The salary range for these positions is $16.59/hour-$22.69/hour with an excellent benefits package. For a detailed job description and benefits overview, please see the Careers section of VHFA.org. To apply, send cover letter (required; otherwise your application will not be considered; indicate which position is desired or both if applicable), resume, and references to the Human Resources Department at HR@vhfa.org. Please consider including in your cover letter a description of how your unique background and experiences would contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of VHFA. Position will be open until filled.

VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ candidates, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.

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